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The First Annual Maine College Of Art Spring Music Festival

The First Annual Maine College of Art Spring Music Festival

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

The First Annual Maine College of Art Spring Music Festival

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

5:30 Doors, Show starts at 6:00 PM

In the ICA @ MECA

 

Portland, ME - Over the years, the Maine College of Art (MECA) has not only produced renowned visual artists, but also many talented musicians. Current senior BFA student Savanna Pettengill, (also visual artist of the AV project Waco Sparkler,) started thinking about this last fall. She had a dream: to bring as many of these musicians together as possible for a night of performances somewhere in the Porteous building, not only for her fellow students, but also for the public. She wanted to showcase the varied creativity the art college produces. In the end, 7 acts affiliated with the school were curated into one evening to put on a show in the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). These acts each have members that  are alumni, current students, or members staff . While there are countless more music acts affiliated with the school, (Metal Sideburns, Phantom Buffalo, The Reverie Machine, Big Blood, Theodore Treehouse, Brzowski and more,) the idea was to showcase acts that seek to activate multiple senses for their audience. Some of the performance groups do this through not only music, but also video projections, light manipulation, set design, dance, and even the inclusion of audience participation. The show will take place starting at 6 PM. Each act will have a half hour, and will take part in transforming the empty gallery of the ICA for their performance.

 

The lineup is as follows:

  • B. Thighs and Friends (High heeled gentleman sings/dances to contemporary pop classics)

https://www.facebook.com/bethighs

  • Bumbling Woohas (Acoustic Rock & Roll with Blues & Punk undertones)

http://marrionladd.bandcamp.com/

  • Machete (Progressive experimental desert metal)*

https://www.facebook.com/Machete66603

  • Waco Sparkler (A digilogue audio & visual meditative stimulus package.)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waco-Sparkler/139282676251184

  • Born Under a Bad Sign (hardcore/thrash)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/born-under-a-bad-sign/107988382555111

 

* with visual sets created by Niki Taylor of Fond Clair (http://cargocollective.com/fondclair)

 

Suggested donations for the evening are $10.

 

For more information please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/775451455798266

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The First Annual Maine College of Art Spring Music Festival

Posted: 2014-04-10

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

The First Annual Maine College of Art Spring Music Festival

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

5:30 Doors, Show starts at 6:00 PM

In the ICA @ MECA

 

Portland, ME - Over the years, the Maine College of Art (MECA) has not only produced renowned visual artists, but also many talented musicians. Current senior BFA student Savanna Pettengill, (also visual artist of the AV project Waco Sparkler,) started thinking about this last fall. She had a dream: to bring as many of these musicians together as possible for a night of performances somewhere in the Porteous building, not only for her fellow students, but also for the public. She wanted to showcase the varied creativity the art college produces. In the end, 7 acts affiliated with the school were curated into one evening to put on a show in the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). These acts each have members that  are alumni, current students, or members staff . While there are countless more music acts affiliated with the school, (Metal Sideburns, Phantom Buffalo, The Reverie Machine, Big Blood, Theodore Treehouse, Brzowski and more,) the idea was to showcase acts that seek to activate multiple senses for their audience. Some of the performance groups do this through not only music, but also video projections, light manipulation, set design, dance, and even the inclusion of audience participation. The show will take place starting at 6 PM. Each act will have a half hour, and will take part in transforming the empty gallery of the ICA for their performance.

 

The lineup is as follows:

  • B. Thighs and Friends (High heeled gentleman sings/dances to contemporary pop classics)

https://www.facebook.com/bethighs

  • Bumbling Woohas (Acoustic Rock & Roll with Blues & Punk undertones)

http://marrionladd.bandcamp.com/

  • Machete (Progressive experimental desert metal)*

https://www.facebook.com/Machete66603

  • Waco Sparkler (A digilogue audio & visual meditative stimulus package.)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waco-Sparkler/139282676251184

  • Born Under a Bad Sign (hardcore/thrash)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/born-under-a-bad-sign/107988382555111

 

* with visual sets created by Niki Taylor of Fond Clair (http://cargocollective.com/fondclair)

 

Suggested donations for the evening are $10.

 

For more information please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/775451455798266

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